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In the News (Tue 25 Jun 19)

  
 Dance Magazine: 70 years of dancing on Broadway
The dance world around this time included thriving schools throughout the United States; the vaudeville circuits, with their song-and-dance acts; and the "prologs" at movie palaces (a tradition that continued into the 1940s at theaters in major cities and beyond at Radio City Music Hall and the Roxy Theater in Manhattan).
The musicals were often in revue format or were barely disguised offshoots of the vaudeville stage, in which dance was part of the formula, giving audiences a little of this and a little of that -- singing, dancing, and comedy, with costumes and sets that grew ever more lavish.
Along with the nation's stories and songs, musicals have absorbed a wealth of dance influences, ranging from vaudeville routines to the popular figures of the ballroom to the rich inventions of the African American community.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m1083/is_n9_v71/ai_19719661   (1544 words)

  
 Gracenote: Search CDDB
Fleetwood Mac / The Vaudeville Years - 1968 To 1970 (Disc 2)
Fleetwood Mac / The Vaudeville Years - 1968 To 1970
Paul Schoenfeld / Four Parables - Vaudeville - Klezmer Rondos
www.gracenote.com /xm/search?q=Vaudeville&f=disc   (1544 words)

  
 Minstrel and Vaudeville Ephemera at Pat Sweeney Ephemera
Vaudeville was the general name for live, variety stage entertainment that had it’s best days in America from 1890 to1920.
Vaudeville covered comedy, dance, music, acrobatics, juggling, animal acts, whistling, bird calls, hand shadows and just about everything else you could think of arranged in bills of eight to twelve acts per show.
Vaudeville ephemera includes programs, posters, photos and the illustrated letterheads the acts used to arrange bookings a few weeks to a few months ahead.
pages.patsweeneyephemera.com /146/InventoryPage/5119/1.html   (799 words)

  
 Vaudeville Movies!
The film features Ella Lola, a popular performer on the vaudeville stage, performing her rendition of a "belly dance." This type of performance was not uncommon and points to vaudeville's roots in earlier forms of burlesque.
However, in the infancy of the moving pictures, vaudeville was still king and early film makers used vaudeville performers and routines as the subjects of countless short films.
Foxy Grandpa is one example of the often surprisingly clever rube characters that were a staple of vaudeville comedy.
xroads.virginia.edu /~ma02/easton/vaudeville/movies.html   (713 words)

  
 The National Theater
This was the era of vaudeville and early silent films.
By the 1920's the National was forced to change its vaudeville and burlesque fare to include movies.
Within five years the first of the large movie houses on Grand Circus Park, the Madison, opened.
www.forgottendetroit.com /national/history.html   (494 words)

  
 Vaudeville - Part III
Vaudeville audiences were far more likely to hear the latest from Tin Pan Alley, where songwriters knew that vaudeville could turn a song into a hit.
While some of the greatest vaudeville stars were short on talent, they had tons of personality and extraordinary stamina.
Bert Williams was the first black performer to gain national stardom in the US, with comic gems like the song "Nobody." After partnering with George Walker in vaudeville and musical comedy, he went on to solo success in vaudeville and starred in several editions of the Ziegfeld Follies.
www.musicals101.com /vaude3.htm   (1117 words)

  
 Vaudeville to Television
Vaudeville had a run of about fifty years in the US, hitting its peak about 1905.
The idea of stand-up comedy in America may not have been born in vaudeville, but it did grow up there.
Unfortunately for vaudeville, radio came on the scene.
www.yk.psu.edu /~jmj3/sna_bec2.htm   (241 words)

  
 Ragtime Vaudeville Show
For 50 years from 1875 to 1925 - vaudeville was the popular entertainment of the masses.
The vaudeville actor roamed the country with a smile and a suitcase.
The focal point of vaudeville - its home base was the Palace theater in the heart of New York's theater district, at Broadway and 47 th Street.
www.bestwebs.com /vaudeville/index.shtml   (471 words)

  
 Bob Hope and American Variety (Library of Congress Exhibition)
Throughout his extraordinary professional career of nearly seventy years, Bob Hope practiced the arts he learned in vaudeville and perpetuated variety entertainment traditions in stage musical comedy, motion pictures, radio, television, and the live appearances he made around the world in support of American armed forces.
Many of these performers were, like Hope, recent immigrants to America who saw a vaudeville career as one of the few ways to succeed as a "foreigner" in America.
Bob Hope was among the 20,000 vaudeville performers working in the 1920s.
www.loc.gov /exhibits/bobhope   (159 words)

  
 Buster Keaton on Comedy and Making Movies
By the time he was 4 years old, Buster Keaton was already a regular part of his family's vaudeville act.
Before I was a year old, they quit medicine shows and started into the smallest of the small-time vaudeville, trying to work their way up.
Jolson came out of minstrels into vaudeville, from vaudeville into the Winter Garden.
www.fathom.com /course/10701030/session1.html   (1185 words)

  
 Viktor Vaughn aka MF Doom - VV:2 Venomous Villain (Insomniac Records) - MusicRemedy.com, Brings Music to Life
While “VV:2 Venomous Villain” is a good album, it does not have the fresh sound, the sharp creativity, or the same replay value as “Vaudeville Villain”.
On “Vaudeville Villain”, he used the Sound Ink producers and on “VV:2 Venomous Villain”, he uses producers from Insomniac Records.
From alias to alias, label to label, album to album, The Metal Face Villain has been consistently releasing quality hip-hop for years.
www.musicremedy.com /articles/index.cfm?FuseAction=ShowMessage&Id=1085   (1185 words)

  
 Fillmore Theatre History
The building is a rare surviving example of a small town vaudeville house which was also built for the purpose of showing moving pictures.
In 1937, Scheinberg and Horwitz (Fillmore Theatres, Ltd.) assigned their lease for a period often years from 1934 to 1944, to James Edwards (Fillmore Amusement Company), with the approval of the building owner at that time, the Fillmore Improvement Company.
In this manner the theatre parallels the development of the movie house genre; the illuminated neon marquees of the movie palaces evolved during the 1920s to replace the sober signage of traditional theatre buildings.
www.fillmoreca.com /theatre.htm   (1185 words)

  
 Vaudeville Theatre - Things to do in London - All in London
During the early years the Vaudeville staged mainly revues.
The Vaudeville Theatre was originally built to a design by C J Phipps and opened in 1870.
The musical ‘Salad Days’ opened in the Vaudeville Theatre after transferring from the Bristol Old Vic and stayed for an incredible 2, 329 performances.
www.allinlondon.co.uk /vaudeville-theatre.php   (1185 words)

  
 Victorian London - Directories - Dickens's Dictionary of London, by Charles Dickens, Jr., 1879 - "Vaudeville Theatre"
Perhaps the nearest approach that can well be made is to say that the Vaudeville has a specialty for phenomenal runs.
When a single piece, such as “Our Boys”, has occupied the stage for nearly five years, any “specialty” becomes rather difficult to define.
Almost every piece produced since the first opening of the theatre in 1870 has secured a run of abnormal length, the average run so far having been as nearly as possible 300 nights.
www.victorianlondon.org /entertainment/dickens-vaudevilletheatre.htm   (1185 words)

  
 The National Theater
This was the era of vaudeville and early silent films.
By the 1920's the National was forced to change its vaudeville and burlesque fare to include movies.
Within five years the first of the large movie houses on Grand Circus Park, the Madison, opened.
www.forgottendetroit.com /national/history.html   (1185 words)

  
 MF Doom is Viktor Vaughn :: Venomous Villain (VV2) :: Insomniac Records
"Venomous Villain" is more of an Insomniac promo CD than a credible sequel to Doom's dastardly "Vaudeville Villain" release two years ago.
Viktor Vaughn is to MF DOOM what Bobby Digital is to the RZA; their teenage manifested Tyler Durden: the mischief-maker created to counter acts the serious, cynical Edward Norton-ness of being a independent artists.
Production for VV2 was raffled off via a contest where the unrecognized record spinners of the underground could submit their best beats for a spot on the album.
www.rapreviews.com /archive/2004_09_venvillain.html   (1185 words)

  
 No Ripcord - Features - An Interview With MF DOOM
During an interview on NPR last October in support of Vaudeville Villain, DOOM offered melancholy thoughts on the game.
Close friend and cultural figurehead Bobbito Garcia released the first DOOM single in 1999 on his Fondle Em record label, and later that year the critically acclaimed Operation Doomsday (Subverse Music) was released, encapsulating all things DOOM; the rapid-fire braggadocio, jazzy beats and big bass, ol-skool scratches and plenty of Fantastic Four cartoon samples.
Fast forward five years later to a rapper named after Marvel Comics villain Victor Von Doom, sporting a makeshift metal mask to conceal his identity, simply “looking for a fresh start,” DOOM has been repeatedly quoted.
www.noripcord.com /features/mfdoom.html   (1185 words)

  
 Forums - The Doom Appreciation Thread
The album was widely bootlegged (thank god it was finally released some years later - with the original artwork).
He resurfaced sometime later as Doom (the metal-faced villain), a much darker reincarnation with no obvious NOI ties, but still containing the slight quirkiness of ZevLove X. The shadow of his brother's death always seems to loom in the background of his material since then.
Viktor Vaughn - Vaudeville Villain is amazing, lots of great tracks on it.
www.inthemix.com.au /forum/printthread.php?t=93103   (1185 words)

  
 Review of Skylight
David Hare's Skylight is as deserving of praise on its return to the West End after a national tour (and, almost incidentally, a change of government) as on its first viewing two years ago at the National Theatre.
It remains a masterly blend of the personal and political, its perceptible flaws far outweighed by its emotional and intellectual vigour.
Head, heart and viscera are all engaged; one cannot ask much more of theatre.
www.cix.co.uk /~shutters/reviews/97052.htm   (1185 words)

  
 New Vaudeville Band
The New Vaudeville Band could almost be described as the band that never was- or at least nearly never was.
The idea of an old jazz band wasn't new; a real band- the Temperance Seven- had played similar old time music four years or so earlier, but Geoff's record was an enormous success.
To cloud the issue the new singer was cast as 'Tristram- Seventh Earl Of Cricklewood'.
www.45-rpm.org.uk /dirn/newv.htm   (261 words)

  
 Bob Hope dead at 100 - The Elsmar Cove Forums
The nation's most-honored comedian, a millionaire many times over, was a star in every category open to him -- vaudeville, radio, television and film, most notably a string of "Road" movies with longtime friend Bing Crosby.
He was born Leslie Townes Hope on May 29, 1903, in Eltham, England, the fifth of seven sons of a British stonemason and a Welsh singer of light opera.
Even 40 years later, he could be counted on to pull in respectable ratings.
elsmar.com /Forums/showthread.php?t=6645   (1702 words)

  
 Summertime Songs; In The Good Old Summertime
Harry married Anna Wheaton, and the two starred in vaudeville for many years.
He was perhaps best known for his rousing march songs written in the early years of the 20th century into the war years.
For more about Carrie Jacobs-Bond's inspiring life, see our biography of her with links to many of her songs we've published over the years.
www.parlorsongs.com /thismonth/feature.asp   (1702 words)

  
 Burns, George
Burns floundered in vaudeville for years, changing his act with great frequency, until he met Allen in 1922 (or 1923; accounts vary), and the couple inaugurated the straight-man/"Dumb Dora" pairing they would enact for more than four decades.
(Burns himself was in such poor health during the book's production that he clearly played little part in it; nevertheless, the stories were ones he had told for years and years.) Years after her death, it still depended heavily for its meaning on Burns' relationship with Allen, who figured prominently in many of the stories.
George Burns moved in the course of his lengthy career from serving as a vaudeville straight man to being one of the grand old men of American show business--and an expert on the history of entertainment in the United States.
www.museum.tv /archives/etv/B/htmlB/burnsgeorge/burnsgeorge.htm   (1702 words)

  
 CD Baby: BRIAN DE LORENZO, JENNIFER ACKERMAN & ERIN ROMERO: Made In America -Vaudeville Songs - A Tribute to the Gumm Family - from evor
Jennifer appeared in with the Made In America - Vaudeville Songs show in New York and New Jersey for over two years.
MADE IN AMERICA - VAUDEVILLE SONGS is a tribute to the thousands who traveled the vaudeville circuit of America from the 1880s through the early 1930s.
With his wonderful tenor voice, Brian takes the lead in the "Made In America" vaudeville recording.
www.cdbaby.com /cd/miamerica/from/evor   (1087 words)

  
 Burns, George
Burns floundered in vaudeville for years, changing his act with great frequency, until he met Allen in 1922 (or 1923; accounts vary), and the couple inaugurated the straight-man/"Dumb Dora" pairing they would enact for more than four decades.
(Burns himself was in such poor health during the book's production that he clearly played little part in it; nevertheless, the stories were ones he had told for years and years.) Years after her death, it still depended heavily for its meaning on Burns' relationship with Allen, who figured prominently in many of the stories.
Burns thus moved from merely setting up his partner's jokes to interpreting them, and indeed the entire action of the program, to the audience.
www.museum.tv /archives/etv/B/htmlB/burnsgeorge/burnsgeorge.htm   (1087 words)

  
 Sophie Tucker, MP3 Music Download at eMusic
Tucker's fame gradually diminished over the years; aside from occasional motion picture and television appearances, she spent most of her time performing in nightclubs, preferring the more intimate atmosphere and audience interaction.
Declaring "I'm the Last of the Red Hot Mamas" in one of her best-known songs, Sophie Tucker created a brassy, bawdy persona that made her a smashing success on the vaudeville circuit and the musical stage.
After a spell in Boston, her parents opened a restaurant in Hartford, Connecticut, where young Sophie met many a vaudeville entertainer and picked up spare change singing for them and other customers.
www.emusic.com /artist/10562/10562596.html   (594 words)

  
 George Burns and Gracie Allen
Within a few years, Burns and Allen were one of the top acts in vaudeville.
Allen, the daughter of vaudeville performers, also started on the stage at a young age, teaming with her sister in a musical act.
After a lengthy and successful career in radio, "The Burns and Allen Show" debuted on television in 1950, and was a top-rated show for the next eight years, nominated for Emmy awards as the top comedy show from 1952 to 1955.
www.cemeteryguide.com /burns&allen.html   (594 words)

  
 Behind scenes, Pastime Theatre takes shape
The building was originally a a vaudeville house but served many purposes over the years.
Volunteers hoping to restore the Pastime Theatre need only look to the other side of Narragansett Bay for inspiration, as a classic old vaudeville house in East Greenwich once faced the same fate as Bristol's but has since become a resounding success.
Walking through the unheated, empty old theater on Bradford Street, he points out original traces of the building that have been all but lost over the 70 years since the art deco-style building was built in 1934.
www.eastbayri.com /story/282166341999443.php   (1469 words)

  
 Palace Theater - New York City Landmark - JimsDeli NYC Guide
As the premier theater of the Keith-Albee circuit, the Palace ran 2 shows per day at $2 per show until the demise of vaudeville (that started with the rise in popularity of the movies; it took 20 years, but by 1930 vaudeville was basically dead).
Judy Garland's show at the Palace was a success, many vaudeville-type acts weren't and the theater reverted to showing movies.
And, after 20 years away from the stage, Fay Templeton makes a Palace appearance in 1925
www.jimsdeli.com /landmarks/42-51_w/palace-theater.htm   (1469 words)

  
 Bob Hope and American Variety (Library of Congress Exhibition)
Throughout his extraordinary professional career of nearly seventy years, Bob Hope practiced the arts he learned in vaudeville and perpetuated variety entertainment traditions in stage musical comedy, motion pictures, radio, television, and the live appearances he made around the world in support of American armed forces.
Many of these performers were, like Hope, recent immigrants to America who saw a vaudeville career as one of the few ways to succeed as a "foreigner" in America.
Bob Hope was among the 20,000 vaudeville performers working in the 1920s.
www.loc.gov /exhibits/bobhope   (159 words)

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